Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bush Battles Back

Earlier today, the president vetoed the pork-laden FY 08 health & education spending bill, then rubbed the dems' faces in it by bragging about it afterward in Indiana. According to the prez: "The majority was elected on a pledge of fiscal responsibility, but so far it's acting like a teenager with a new credit card." Booyah.

This veto came after the president signed the
defense spending bill. Nancy Pelosi et al seem to think whining about funding the troops but not the pork helps the Dems. From the Examiner:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Bush "again vetoed a bipartisan and fiscally responsible bill that addresses the priorities of the American people: education for our children, assistance in paying skyrocketing energy costs, veterans' health care, and other urgent health research on cancer and other serious medical problems. At the same time, President Bush and his congressional allies demand hundreds of billions of dollars for the war in Iraq - none of it paid for."

Maybe Ms. Pelosi will be able to convince folks that the pork is more important than the war. We'd like to think not. And good for the prez for reminding Congress (and himself) that the repubs are the party of small government.

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